So, after being cryptic and secretive about some big plans in my last few posts, I am very excited and delighted to announce that myself and my friend Lisa, that I met through this blog, have made a thing!
Please check out the website and join us at The Vaginismus Network: www.thevaginismusnetwork.com
The Vaginismus Network has been created to give people living with vaginismus a way to find one another, connect, chat, laugh, meet and make friends. That was my main motivation when I started writing on Hey Vaginismus- I wanted to meet someone with the same condition as me and have a chat about it. I am pleased to say I have now met 3 women with vaginismus in real life, and talked to somewhere around 100 via email and twitter. Yesterday, myself and 2 other women with vaginismus stood in a busy London street and had a chat about dilators. And it felt totally normal. Honest. Can you imagine? I never thought this would happen for me, and now that it has, I want everyone with vaginismus to have the same experience. You deserve to.
Since meeting Lisa, only in May this year, my outlook and how I feel about vaginismus has changed (as I always knew it would!). Hopefully, through The Vaginismus Network, we can create even more connections and friendships and support one another through treatment, dilating and beyond...
So please have a look at the website and join the network. It's easy to do- just get in touch with your contact email and location. That's it.
It's also still a work in progress so we welcome any ideas, suggestions or feedback. We want to get this right. That's very important.
We're hoping to have our first meet up in the new year. Aiming to have a room full of vaginismus- with no shame, and lots of fun and laughter.
I am really excited and proud of what Lisa and I have created, and so hopeful that it will make a real difference- I really hope you like it xx